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Five Residence Halls

From autumn’s week-long Homecoming celebration to our annual Spring Fling – and every week in between – there’s nearly as much to do on campus as in the classroom.

Cumberland University students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of clubs and organizations, ranging from pre-professional and honors societies to more casual groups such as intramural teams or our newly formed Entertainment Arts Organization.

Many students also choose to take part in an array of arts-related activities on campus such as theatrical performances and concerts.

All students receive free entrance into most events sponsored by the Fine Arts Department, Athletics, & Student Life with their University ID card.

RESIDENCE LIFE

Cumberland University offers accommodations on campus for single undergraduate and graduate students of any age; but family housing options are restricted to graduate-level or full-time residence life staff serving as residence life coordinator. Out residence halls range in style from historic to modern and range in size from small to large. Also, several halls have academic or features communities for those looking to broaden their horizons.

South Hall

Opened in 2012, South Hall is a four-story, 152-bed residence hall. South Hall is for students who are at sophomore status or above. A co-educational facility divided by floors, this building features keyless proximity entrance to the main building and assigned floors, a large common room with television and comfortable seating on each floor, dedicated study rooms, vending areas, and video monitored laundry facilities. South Hall features four-person suites with double bedrooms and shared bathroom facility.

Justin Potter Hall

Justin Potter Hall is the primary housing facility for all first-year female Cumberland students. Justin Potter is a traditional-style residence hall with one community bathroom on each hallway. There is one main entrance that opens up to a common lobby for the entire building. The lobby is equipped with comfortable seating, a television, and a table and chairs.

Edward Potter Hall

Edward Potter Hall is the primary housing facility for all first-year male Cumberland students. Edward Potter is a traditional-style residence hall with one bathroom on each hallway. There is one main entrance that opens up to a common lobby for the entire building. The lobby is equipped with comfortable seating, a television and a table and chairs.

Howell E. Jackson Hall & Horace H. Lurton Hall

Named after alumni and former US Supreme Court Justices, Jackson & Lurton Halls (Former Commons Village I & II respectively) are for students who are at sophomore status or above. This complex has four quads that each house four suites. Each suite features accommodations for six suite-mates with a private bedroom shared between two residents. The suite has a common area downstairs to be used as a living room or gathering place for residents.

All Halls Include:

  • Residence Life Coordinator living in each hall
  • Laundry facilities | Vending machines
  • RAs on each floor or quad
  • Locked front doors, only accessible to building residents
  • Bunkable/loftable beds with extra-long mattresses
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser and closet
  • Connection to campus wireless network
  • Smoke detector, mini-blinds & cable TV connection
  • Non-smoking policy
  • Air-conditioning and heating
  • Limited number of single-occupancy rooms
  • Resident Assistant on duty each evening

Cumberland University offers accommodations on campus for single undergraduate and graduate students of any age; but family housing options are restricted to graduate-level or full-time residence life staff serving as residence life coordinator. Our residence halls range in style from historic to modern and range in size from small to large. Also, several halls have academic or featured communities for those looking to broaden their horizons.

Student Organizations

Want to get involved? There are over 30 campus clubs and organizations at Cumberland. Get plugged in with activities like Intramurals, Greek Life, and the Student Programming Board where you can help plan and organize campus events.

Student Organizations

Abelian Group (Math)
Alpha Omicron Pi (Sorority)
Alpha Sigma Tau (Sorority)
Baptist Collegiate Ministries
Beta Beta Beta* (Biology)
Criminal Justice Club
CUATSA (Athletic Training Student Assoc.)
CU CMENC (Collegiate Music Educators National Conference)
Divas with a Purpose
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
International Student Organization
Kappa Sigma (Fraternity)
Phi Beta Lambda (Business)
Pre-Law Society
Pre-Professional Society of Medical and Health Sciences
Pride Alliance
Psi Chi* (Psychology)/Psycurious
RHA (Residence Hall Association)
SHAPE (Students Helping (kids) Achieve Physical Education & Exercise)
Sigma Tau Delta* (English)
Student Activities Board
Student Government Association
Student Nurses Association
Student Tennessee Education Assoc.
* = Honor Society

Recognition Only Organizations/Honor Societies

Alpha Chi* (Juniors & Seniors)
Alpha Lambda Delta* (Freshman)
Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice)
Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre)
Chi Epsilon Lambda* (Nursing)
Delta Mu Delta* (Bus. Administration)
Gamma Beta Phi* (Leadership)
Gamma Sigma Alpha* (Greeks)
Kappa Delta Pi* (Education)
Omicron Delta Kappa* (Leadership)
Pi Gamma Mu* (Social Sciences)
Who’s Who Among Universities and Colleges*

Interest Groups/Clubs

Cumberland University Band
FOCUS Mentors
FOCUS Ambassadors
Gospel Choir
Greek Council
Intercollegiate Athletics
Intramural Athletics
Leadership Council
National Panhellenic Conference
Phoenix Players (Theatre)
The Cumberland Chronicle
The Phoenix Yearbook
TISL
University Singers/Cumberland Chorale
WFMQ Radio Station
Women’s Council

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